And of course summer is the perfect time for a "block party". I'm here to report that my "block" had its annual block party,sponsored by management, last Thursday evening. Despite rain and a thunderstorm, we moved everything but the grill into a vacant garage and partied anyway. In our 16 unit neighborhood, one remains empty. Hopefully we will soon have a new neighbor living there. In the meantime, I've been having a block party of my own, every day! I purchased 4 little bundles of Barbie fabrics(FQs) from Carol E. of Giraffe Dreams. They had been donated to a fund raising effort. Blogging friends had a chance to purchase some of them. I took the last 4.
Having exactly 1 yard of each it wasn't too hard to come up with a pattern. We can add this top to the very short list of quilts I've made that WEREN'T scrappy. I had a block party and got the blocks made and sewn together. It's 49" X 52" top and I do have some scraps left. I may add a row of 2.5" squares across the top to get them used and make it longer.
I also, in my marathon block party mode, got all the blocks made from these fun fabric I received last year from Cher of Marathon Quilter. I've been liking the way this block looks, so I cut Cher's fabrics into 4.5" and 2.5" pieces and went to work! Only later did I discover that this "look" is the result of the "Disappearing 9 patch" block. That WOULD have been a whole lot easier than how I did it!! Live and learn. It will be a fun top very soon.
And along with all the other block party happenings, I whipped up more of these string blocks. I showed a top,about a month ago, that looks like these. I made it the normal snuggle size, but liked it so much I'm making more and it will become a new bed quilt for the youngest DS.
The purple paisley latticed top in currently under the needle on the sewing machine, getting quilted. I took a picture, but am saving that for tomorrow *VBS* ! Happy Block Party Everyone!
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